Digital SACT Competency Passport

9 November 2023

After an incredibly busy 2023 working to digitise the UKONS SACT Competency Passport, we’re very pleased to announce that the system is live and rolling out – and the feedback from early users has been fantastic, this is set to be a tremendous resource for all SACT nurses.

To support you and your teams to get going, we have a range of events available to UKONS members – thanks to our sponsors B Braun for making all of these possible.

Next launch event at The Christie School of Oncology, 19th of January 2024 1-4:30 PM

Register here: Digital SACT Passpost Launch - Manchester 


Report: 1st launch event, at The Royal Marsden, 18 October 2023

We were delighted to see almost 100 UKONS members from more than 40 different organisations come together to join us for the official launch of the Digital SACT Competency Passport.

The session included information about the history and context of the passport, the digital project, how the questions have been updated. The team also provided a full run-through of the new digital passport – plus a chance to network with colleagues from across the country. 

Thanks to our hosts from The Royal Marsden and Kay Bell for hosting the event. A recording from the event will be made available online soon.

Update at UKONS conference

For those attending the UKONS conference, you can visit the project team on the UKONS stand during the exhibition breaks to answer any questions you may have. There will also be an update on the Saturday 11:00 interactive session, in Breakout 4. The project also features in the poster exhibition, and Hannah from the project will be with her poster during the Friday poster break session to answer any questions.

Book now: 2nd launch event, at The Christie School of Oncology, 19 January 2024

We are very pleased to announce the second of our launch events is now confirmed for Manchester in January, kindly hosted by The Christie.

You can book a place HERE

It is free to attend for all UKONS members and will be a great opportunity for SACT assessors to really understand how to use the new digital competency passport, plus have any questions answered directly by the project team.

Save the date: third launch event, Edinburgh, 4 March 2024

If you could not make either the London or Manchester events but still want to learn more about the digital competency passport, then our final event is planned for the 4th of March in Edinburgh. Further details and a booking page for the event will be circulated in a future Breaking News.

Journal: The digital SACT passport – a guide to completing, marking and assessing

The project team have written a journal article which will help users understand how to complete, mark and assess using the digital passport. This will be published on the 9th of November in the Cancer nursing practice journal. You can find the article by searching ‘The digital SACT passport – a guide to completing, marking and assessing’ in Google Scholar. During the UKONS conference this article will be made available free of charge, for the duration of the conference.

Some Online resources launched

In addition to the launch sessions and printed material we have already produced, we have now made some digital resources available, to support you as you get going with the digital competency passport.

These are now hosted on the SACT MIG Resource page. Also see below for links:

SACT Digital Passport Supervisor Booklet – Supervisor Guide and background to how the passport works in its new format

SACT Digital Passport Nurse Registration – How to register and use the passport in the digital format

Look out for further details in Breaking News and on social media as we develop these resources